Chocolate-Hazelnut Banana Tart

Chocolate-Hazelnut Banana Tart

Serves 12

This tart is decadent but not overly sweet. Chocolate, hazelnuts, bananas: Who can resist this combo?

Ingredients: 
  • Crust
  • 3/4 cup toasted hazelnuts
  • 2 cups chocolate graham bears or crumbled graham crackers
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • Filling
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 8 ounces bittersweet (not unsweetened) chocolate, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons hazelnut liqueur (optional)
  • 4 firm bananas, divided
  • 2 tablespoons apricot jam
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Method: 

For the crust, position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 325°F. Grease a 9-inch tart pan. Grind hazelnuts coarsely in a food processor. Add graham bears and process until fine crumbs form. Add melted butter and process until crumbs begin to stick together. Spread crumbs in the tart pan and press evenly over the bottom and up the sides of the pan. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, until firm and cooked through. Cool crust on rack.

For the filling, bring cream to a simmer in a heavy medium saucepan. Remove from heat. Add chocolate and whisk until smooth. Whisk in liqueur. Slice two bananas thinly and arrange them over the bottom of the tart shell. Pour chocolate filling over the banana slices. Refrigerate until filling is firm, at least 2 hours.

Remove the tart from the refrigerator. Slice remaining two bananas thinly and arrange on top of the chocolate filling. Melt apricot jam in small saucepan over low heat. Brush banana slices with jam and serve.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:Serving size: 1/12 tart, 330 calories (210 from fat), 23g total fat, 10g saturated fat, 25mg cholesterol, 5mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (4g dietary fiber, 19g sugar), 4g protein
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